Auto Express's comfort ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.
05-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Apart from requiring a replacement thermostat housing, the car has been absolutely trouble-free. A great car bought for openair enjoyment rather than practicality and it has fully lived up to expectations.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2007-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Never failed to start but niggles. cd replaced, fuel pump replaced due to car hesitating under acceleration. 2 recalls, and the keyfob surround made of plastic broke twice, now replaced with a metal one

Practicality: 1/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No problems to date other than a noise from windscreen which was fixed first time. review of fuel economy ongoing. Other than need to review and improve on fuel consumption.

Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Stop-start stopped working just outside of warrenty. Juicy for a small car - not exactly hi-tech engine compared to more modern smaller engines of the same power output.

Practicality: 2/5 Ride Quality: 2/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2002-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

In 10.5 years the mini has only broken down once when the clutch went , fantastic. Over the 10 years the avarage running costs have been very low.

Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I've had camshaft sensor replaced twice in 2 years, once under warranty & the second time I had to pay for. Petrol ridiculous price!!

Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2005-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Never let me down but has developed 'knocking' sounds that have required attention. Running costs are okay but nothing special.

Practicality: 1/5 Ride Quality: 2/5 Ease of driving: 3/5
2002-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Its only had general maintenance and its not let me down. Its really only parts prices and labour costs that spoil things.

Practicality: 2/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
2002-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Only ever let me down once when the clutch went. Parts can be got at reasonable prices through independent specialists.

Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2007-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never had any issues. I am not absolutely sure but from what I have heard.

Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 2/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Thirsty on fuel. purchased warranty so cost of parts not applicable.

Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
55-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

I love my mini and I would have a newer model in a shot.

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No issues since purchase. Cost of car tax only niggle.

Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
06-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

great little car - perfect small convertable

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

I haevn't had it long enough to comment

Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It just works as it should! .

Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

All good so far. Seem normal.

Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
04-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

Still Love It.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5